Bradford Royal Infirmary recently acquired three Canon ultrasound scanners, two Aplio 400, and one Aplio 500 system. The Aplio 500 is being used in the main ultrasound department for general radiology applications, including paediatrics, interventional cases, contrast ultrasound, MSK work and abdominal and gynaecology studies. The Aplio 400 systems were purchased to replace two aged Canon ultrasound machines in the obstetrics department. The new scanners joined other Canon equipment at the hospital, and as existing users of Canon ultrasound, Bradford Royal Infirmary opted for Canon again due to the excellent image quality as well as Canon’s commitment to lifetime applications support and high uptime.
The new systems come equipped with a host of features, including a fully programmable console that can be customised to suite individual clinical needs. The Aplio 500 comes which smart fusion software, which allows the ultrasound image and MR/CT images to be fused so that prostate and liver lesions can be targeted more accurately. In addition SMI (Super Micro-vascular Imaging), Canon’s unique colour imaging technique complements colour Doppler techniques to define to small blood vessels. Shearwave and strain elastography packages provide quantitative measurements and dynamic visual display of tissue stiffness in a variety of clinical settings, ranging from abdominal to small parts exams.
The Aplio 400 scanners were also delivered with SMI software and users enjoy high resolution images of the foetus with the added benefits of SMI for looking at fetal hearts and brain structures.
Shown here, right to left, Karen Lomas, Sonographer; Jo Bertelsen, Ultrasound Sales Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Shama Bi Ali, Penny Halmshaw, Naomi Titley, Gemma Powley and Donna Reynolds Sonographers; Louise Higgins, Clinical Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Carol Cahill, Midwife; Jacqui Lee, Lead Sonographer; and Penny Fleming, Midwife
In front on the left, Wendy Hall, Superintendent Sonographer and on the left, James Chan, Sonographer
Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:
Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water